I see my breath upon the black canvas of the night
And try to suck it back inside
As I love you's jump from tongue to tongue;
Our hands entwined, our lips locked together
I wish I didn't have to say goodbye,
But it's time for me to go home.
I've come to call your arms my home
When they hold me tightly in the night;
It hurts so much when I have to say goodbye
And through my eyes you see inside
My soul. And we dance together
While you paint pictures with your tongue.
But my road is forked like a snakes tongue
And I cannot remember my way home
Or if we were always and will always be together
Or if it's day or if it's night
Or if my pain is outide or inside
My heart. And I wave goodbye.
Before I leave you plant a kiss goodbye
And I feel the sorrow seed grow on my tongue
Its roots reaching, digging deep inside
And growing into the ground. My home
Is so far away, and I won't get there until the night
Is over but it's ok because we're still together.
You ask me if we'll always be together
But I wonder if it's time to say goodbye
I cry and tears fall from the sky at night
And land on my stolen tongue.
You follow me home
And make sure that it's safe inside.
But I feel a burning deep inside
And I press my lips tight together
Because I'm afraid to scream. I'm home
But you will not say goodbye
And you have a sharpness to your tongue
That cuts right through the night.
And inside my heart I feel it darken like the night
Wishes that we could stay together roll from my tongue
But my home cannot be with you. Goodbye.
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